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Tarlac aims for herd immunity before Christmas holidays

Nov 30, 2021 @ 13:54
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The Tarlac provincial government is aiming to vaccinate at least 70 percent of its total population before the holiday season to ensure herd immunity.

According to a Punto Central Luzon report, Tarlac’s Provincial Health Office Head Jeanette Lazatin said the vaccination teams are doing their best effort to achieve the goal.

“We have already vaccinated 721,772, which is equivalent to 70 percent of the total population, with at least one dose, and 459,746 or 44.48 percent with complete dose,” the official said during the Provincial Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee meeting.

“We intend to reach 70 percent fully vaccinated individuals before the holiday season to reduce the possibility of increased active cases due to gatherings,” she was quoted as saying.

The provincial government has set up mega-vaccination hubs at Diwa ng Tarlac, SM City Tarlac, and Robinsons Luisita, which are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccination sites at Tarlac Provincial Hospital, Concepcion District Hospital, Gilberto Teodoro Memorial Hospital, and La Paz Medicare and Community Hospital are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lazatin said booster shots for frontline health workers or those belonging to the A1 category are also accommodated in the vaccination sites.

“As of now, we have booster shots only for the A1 population. Senior citizens and persons with comorbidities will follow after we are done with our health workers,” she said.

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